DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday-Sunday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday-Sunday World Cup Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

Saturday, 10:00 a.m: Belgium v. England (play-off for third place)
Sunday, 11:00 a.m: Croatia v. France (final)

FORWARDS

Antoine Griezmann, FRA v. CRO ($9,400): Griezmann's floor hasn't been particularly high during the World Cup, but he remains France's most reliable producer and they are the biggest favorite on the slate. It's not a huge slate, and the France-Croatia match actually has a lower implied goal total than the England-Belgium game, but there's still some safety from Griezmann that not a lot of other players bring to the table. He's gotten on the scoresheet in three consecutive games (two goals on 11 shots and two assists on six chances created), and while teammate Kylian Mbappe ($8,500) is the more exciting player because of his blazing speed, he simply isn't as safe. Mbappe should be very popular in GPPs, and those who haven't been burned already by Olivier Giroud ($5,900) could also try him out in tournaments, even without a single shot on goal among his 13 attempts during the World Cup.

Dries Mertens, BEL v. ENG ($7,100): The big assumption going into Saturday is that England and Belgium will heavily rotate their lineups for the third-place game, which could allow Mertens to reclaim a spot in the first XI. He began the tournament as a starter but quickly lost his job due to some relatively lackluster performances despite a goal in the opening match and an assist after that. Either way, he makes for a decent play

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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